They’ve done their darnedest to make you FEAR your favorite foods.
Don’t eat beef. Avoid pork. Step away from the butter.
Stick to the bland, dried-out chicken breasts and skip my favorite part, the flavorful, juicy dark meats. And don’t even THINK about eating the skin!
The reason, of course, is that old villain saturated fats.
Because for decades now, so-called “nutrition experts” have been insisting eating saturated fat will clog up our arteries and give us heart disease.
But new research reveals the truth. And it could even change those old guidelines, putting meats and dairy back on the menu.
Not to mention getting all of those nagging “experts” off your back once and for all.
In other words, it’s time to start enjoying ALL of your favorite foods again, including that delicious crispy skin.
The TRUTH about heart health and saturated fats
The new report finds that mainstream guidelines on saturated fats are ALL wrong.
Which regular Healthier Talk readers probably aren’t too shocked to learn. After all, I’ve been telling you the same thing for years.
In fact, the mainstream rules are built on a complete misunderstanding. They’re based on studies that find these fats increase levels of that OTHER age-old villain… LDL cholesterol.
But as I’ve explained before, not all LDL is bad. And the kind of LDL you can get from saturated fats? It turns out that’s the GOOD stuff.
The new study finds that saturated fats mostly only raise levels of the larger, lighter LDL particles. That’s the “fluffy” cholesterol that sweeps harmlessly through blood vessels.
Since you’ve heard this same message about saturated fats from me many times before, I wouldn’t blame you if you thought I might be exaggerating.
But here are the exact key lines from the analysis, so you can see just how straightforward they are.
“The totality of available evidence does not support further limiting the intake of such foods.”
“Whole-fat dairy, unprocessed meat, eggs, and dark chocolate are SFA-rich foods with a complex matrix that are not associated with increased risk of CVD.”
Boom. No random limits. No big risks.
Just the opposite. The analysis finds blanket restrictions on meats and dairy over needless fat fears could cause people to miss out on essential minerals, fats, and other nutrients.
And of course, as we age, we’re even more vulnerable to running low on the raw materials our bodies need to stay at the top of their games.
Skip the carbs and sink your teeth into meat and dairy
This new report is right in line with another recent study I shared with you. In that one, volunteers at HIGH RISK of diabetes had 5.3 ounces of beef added to their carefully prepared meals.
Not once or twice. Not for a few days. But for an entire month. Then, they had the volunteers repeat the month WITHOUT the beef, but with carbs instead.
The beef didn’t change any marker of heart health except for one. It led to an IMPROVEMENT in the type of LDL particles.
When people ate meats, they had those big, puffy particles I told you about, those that don’t make trouble but float right on through.
On the other hand, when they ate carbs, they had the heavy, tiny, dense particles that get trapped in the blood vessels, causing build-ups and hardening. That, in turn, can lead to heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.
And that, my friend, is the REAL villain. So avoid empty junk carbs, especially those you find in heavily processed foods. And enjoy your favorite high-quality grass-fed organic meats and dairy foods instead.
You’ll not only make your local butcher happy. You’ll also be one step ahead of the guidelines.